Global chemical industry – key trends for success in today’s New Normal
2nd August 2020 by

The chemical industry is the best leading indicator for the global economy. On Friday, I had the pri...

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The Top 5 pandemic paradigm shifts
28th June 2020 by

The Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated the fundamental changes which were already underway in global ...

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The New Normal for global industry
31st May 2020 by

The global chemical industry is the third largest sector in the world behind agriculture and energy,...

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Financial markets enter their Convulsion phase
19th April 2020 by

Many companies and investors are still comparing today’s downturn to the 9-month hiccups seen afte...

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US-China trade war confirms political risk is now a key factor for companies and the economy
12th May 2019 by

There are few real surprises in life, and President Trump’s decision to launch a full-scale tr...

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IKEA heads into the circular world with furniture subscription trial
10th February 2019 by

“Once upon a time, Granny and Grandad used to go to a large shop on the motorway to buy their ...

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CEOs need new business models amid downturn
14th January 2019 by

Many indicators are now pointing towards a global downturn in the economy, along with paradigm shif...

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“What could possibly go wrong?”
21st October 2018 by

I well remember the questions a year ago, after I published my annual Budget Outlook, ‘Budgeti...

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The blog’s 11th birthday – and a look forward to 2021
2nd July 2018 by

The blog has now been running for 11 years since the first post was written from Thailand at the end...

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President Xi focuses on pollution, not growth, as key Party Congress nears
18th September 2017 by

Imagine living in the capital city of a major country, and suffering the level of pollution shown in...

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